Today, Cassava made the news with a $4m deal raised from its pre-seed round led by a German Venture Capitalist. The Nigerian-based FinTech startup focuses its services selling InsurTech to its target market. Cassava’s $4m deal has placed the startup company as the second top-notch InsurTech platform in Nigeria and across Africa that integrated FinTech services as well exclusive for regular users’.
Cassava’s motive sells digitized insurance to the one percent population of aged Africans that is familiar with getting insured per 100% indemnity.
“11Four years ago, 1.9% of the African population have accessed different forms of acquiring digitized premiums.”
Nowadays several startups have acquired funding to accelerate the insurance ecosystem influenced by several other insurance brokers to curb the challenges of minimum equibution1tri in the African market that sells domestic safety and security within the Afro FinTech marketplace.
Cassava pose as a social security initiative promoting safety to the commoners via health insurance and employee benefit to transform the regular standard of living in Africa with Nigeria as its touchpoint
Several investors offered seed to accelerate Cassava’s InsurTech seed fundraising exercise. Target Global purportedly led the pre-seed round alongside other foreign and local venture capitalists including, Oliver Jung, Brandon Krieg, Honey Ogundeyi, Olugbenga (GB) Agboola, Ed Robinson, Entrée Capital, Tom Blomfield etc.
Cassava CEO, Bode Pedro also shared a vote of confidence to the capitalist that offered seed to accelerate its InsurTech business in Nigeria. Pedro revealed Cassava evolved to relieve the likes of Ube Drivers off the stress of buying expensive premiums per annual. Premiums to secure security coverage rather than insure in bits per monthly fee buying secured premium against unfavorable outcomes in the future.
The local Investors that participated in Cassava’s pre-seed round depicted the fact that “insurance was up to the next level, then maybe we (Cassava) need to control that product and be involved in product end-to-end.”
This brings about the introduction of the digitized insurance broker developed as a Nigerian Startup posing with a rivalry stance towards existing InsurTech behemoth such as VisaCover.
VisaCover has reportedly permitted Uber Drivers to sort their premium per week — this insurance policy is closely related to the pay-as-you-go or Pay-as-you-earn premium option.“
Cassava’s foresight discovered mass adoption and knew the market needed insurance payments to be broken down. But then we noticed that as brokers.”
Despite the million dollars equity show-off, Pedro and his team “didn’t have full control about that process and we weren’t giving people the best experience.”
Pedro debuted Cassava in 2019 — InsurTech by Cassava got licensed two years later it ditched other entrepreneurship dreams of generating revenue. Pedro attempted to modify its corporate digitized insurance services suitable for all socio-technology sectors in Africa.
Cassava’s license officiated the 2021 launch as a corporate insurance company The startup InsurTech company sells flexible premium per users discretion. Unlike real-time insurance brokers selling expensive premiums per month.
The InsurTech premiums by Cassava are flexible for the potential insurer to participate in acquiring a monthly digital premium worth N500 — equivalent to a US dollar. Cassava has purportedly compacted with several capital markets to back its corporate digitized insurance services for Africans.
Pedro and his team forecasted to have covered 47.14 % of the average working-class black man to enroll for premium securities for less than a thousand naira. Cassavas has more than five thousand users’ potential insurers based in Africa to subscribe to its digitized monthly premium.
Techbooky suggests Cassava wants to influence the fact that poverty is an ppⁿ norm — while SMEs and individual premium security is backed by a capitalist market and combined investment equity managed by Nigerian startups Techbooky.africa writes.